“Serious Moonlight” Looks Like Serious Crap
Poor Meg Ryan. Her last big role was as a jilted wife in “The Women,” a role she’s reprising in the horrifically dumb-looking “Serious Moonlight.” When she learns her hubby (played by Timothy Hutton) is ditching her for a younger woman (played by Kristen Bell), Ryan snaps and … duct tapes him to a chair so she can “seduce” him. Sounds like a lighter version of Stephen King’s “Misery,” which was pretty creepy. Domestic violence-infused plot aside, the “Serious Moonlight” trailer loses us when Hutton’s character blames his wife for straying and says: “You haven’t needed me for years! You make more money than I do, you can fix anything, you can bench-press more than me.” Yeah, because you know those self-sufficient career women—they’re awful!
We know “Serious Moonlight” is supposed to be a WACKY comedy and all, but girlfriend needs to get herself some dignity both on screen and off. Come on, Meg Ryan, you can do better!